Motivate yourself to shed those pounds with closerdiets.com
Tuesday 15 January 2013
When you first start out on your diet, it can seem a long and arduous journey ahead. But don’t let it get you down. Follow Closer’s tips and you’ll have no trouble in keeping up your motivation: you’ll see a brand new you before you can say ‘drop a dress size.’
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Keep focused. When you first embark on your weight loss adventure, write a list of the reasons you want to skim down. It might sound silly, but whether it’s to fit into a dress for a special occasion, to feel fitter, to improve your health or to add some va va voom to your love-life, looking over your reasons every so often can really help keep your spirits up.
Make your targets realistic rather than striving for the unattainable. The vast majority of us mere mortals are not born with supermodel genes and the figure hat come with them, so work with your shape. Recognize which body parts you need to focus on toning up rather than aiming for a long, lean Gisele-like figure when really you’re more naturally Coleen-shaped.
Think long term rather than short term. Rather than dwelling on the niggling “I really need a biscuit” thoughts, keep your eyes on the prize: what’s worth more to you – a Hobnob or a hotter bod?
Chart your progress in pictures. Even though it can seem daunting, before you start your shape-up regime, take a snap of yourself as a ‘before picture.’ Then every fortnight or so, take another and stand back and admire your progress.
Think yourself thinner. Daft as it sounds, your might can be a mighty powerful tool in shaping your bod. Studies have shown that people who remains at a constant healthy weight ‘think slim’ – see food as something that isn’t good, bad or a reward (or comfort), see it as fuel to keep you healthy and glowing.
Rather than seeing dieting as a test of your willpower, see it as a chance to change your habits for good. Even small tweaks can make a big difference: if you can, walk to work instead of taking the car or using public transport, and see staircases and escalators as a chance to tone up those thighs. Breaking your Elevenses cappuccino and biscuit habits may make you feel deprived at first, but once the habit’s broken, you’ll soon wonder why your fatty coffee fix was ever such a staple part of your day.
Treat yourself once you reach certain weight loss targets. Although you may be used to rewarding yourself for doing something good with a slap up meal, make sure your incentives are food-free. Think manicure, massage, cinema trip or even just a quiet night in for some ‘me’ time as you put your feet up with a good mag (Closer is always a good choice, of course.)
Don’t try to go it alone. Make sure you have an understanding pal you can call of you feel you’re slipping, and their comforting words of motivation will be sure to keep you on track. If pals are sliming at the same time, oyu can use each other to keep yourselves accountable for your actions!
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